Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Milky Way Photography for Beginners - Part One

Milky Way Photography for Beginners – Research, Location Scouting and Apps

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Welcome to Part One of a three-part series Milky Way Photography for Beginners. Have you ever wondered how to create a Milky Way photo? Do you want to...
The Andromeda Galaxy loaded into Starry Sky Stacker.

Noise-Free Star Photos – a Starry Sky Stacker Review

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Starry Sky Stacker Starry Sky Stacker, from the developers of Starry Landscape Stacker, is a Mac-only image stacking program that allows you to stack, or combine, images of deep-sky objects...

Perfect Focus with a Bahtinov Mask!

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What is a Bahtinov Mask? A Bahtinov mask is a device used to help focus telescopes but can also be used to achieve focus on any camera with a telephoto...
Starry Landscape Stacker Version 1.7

What’s new in Starry Landscape Stacker Version 1.7

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Starry Landscape Stacker is a popular, Mac only, program that allows you to stack landscape images that include a starry night sky to reduce noise and enhance detail. It...
Milky way in light pollution, Expose to the right histogram before and after

How to Capture the Milky Way in Heavy Light Pollution

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How is this possible? When you think of photographing the Milky Way, you usually think of doing it from a dark location away from light pollution. What if I told...
Milky Way Photography for Beginners - Post Processing

Milky Way Photography for Beginners – Post Processing

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Welcome to the final installment of our series devoted to beginning Milky Way photographers. In Part One, we covered research options such as apps that we use. Part Two...
This map shows the location of the north magnetic pole (white star) and the magnetic declination (contour interval 2 degrees) at the beginning of 2019. Courtesy of NOAA NCEI/CIRES.

Magnetic Declination and Drifting Poles – the Earth’s Compass is Shifting

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You may be asking yourself - why is there an article about magnetic declination and the Earth's magnetic field on a web site about Milky Way Photography? Isn't that a bit too nerdy for a photography website?You may be asking yourself - why is there an article about magnetic declination and the Earth's magnetic field on a web site about Milky Way Photography? Isn't that a bit too nerdy for a photography website?
How to Remove Coma Aberration From Your Astro Images. Using Photoshop to Correct Coma in Post-Processing

How to Remove Coma Aberration From Your Astro Images

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What is Coma Aberration? Before we start talking about how to remove or even avoid coma in your astrophotography images, lets first talk about coma aberration. It is an...
The Pentax D FA* 50mm f/1.4.

Pentax D FA★ 50mm f/1.4 Review

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Released in 2018, the Pentax 50mm f/1.4 D FA* marked Pentax’s official jump into modern, fast full-frame primes. Made for all applications, including Milky Way Photography, the lens was quickly praised by the community and lens reviewers alike.
Maneuverability allows for this Jeep to navigate along the cliff side in Death Valley confidently. 2018 Copyright Marybeth Kiczenski

Traction Addicts! Is Four-Wheel Drive in Your Photography Future?

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A Short Guide on the Basics of 4WD and AWD for Photographers. This article was first published on 2019/02/19, but since we're deep in the grip of winter in...